Video: How To Bake Chicken Breasts in the Oven

published Oct 27, 2015
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Is chicken on the menu tonight? Let’s make sure those boneless, skinless chicken breasts you have waiting in the fridge turn out as plump and full of flavor as possible. This method for cooking chicken in the oven is one of my favorites — the words “dry” or “boring” will never enter the conversation. Watch this video and see how it’s done.

In technical terms, this method is called “dry-poaching,” but don’t let that culinary oxymoron intimidate you — it just means you tuck a piece of parchment over the chicken before putting it in the oven and then letting the chicken breasts baste in their own juices. It’s a sure win for cooking juicy, flavorful chicken, and also a good technique for cooking several chicken breasts at once.

Want to see just how easy and un-fussy this method is? Just check out the video!

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